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Trip to the Finest Five National Parks of India

Wildlife

Tour Destinations


Highlights

  • Explore Gir National Park - only home to the endangered Asiatic Lions in the world.
  • Explore Kanha National Park, an inspiration behind the popular novel by Rudyard Kipling - the Jungle Book.
  • Explore Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Rewa.
  • Explore Kaziranga National Park - known for the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros.
  • Explore the Sundarban National Park, world's largest coastal mangrove forest.
  • Explore the National Capital of India - Delhi, in existence since the 6th century BC.
  • Explore Kolkata, India's capital under the British Raj from 1773-1911.

Itinerary

On the day of arrival at Mumbai International Airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a guided tour of Mumbai - The City that Never Sleeps. The first spot is Gateway of India for photoshoot and sightseeing. Later, you will be taken to Prince of Wales Museum. You can find interesting artifacts of Indus Valley civilization here. Later visit Mani Bhavan, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi. Other tourist spots includes Marine Drive, Hanging Gardens, and Juhu Chowpatty Beach. Evening is free for shopping, you will be taken along busy lanes filled with shops and other attractions. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to Mumbai Airport to board a flight to Diu. Upon arrival at Diu Airport, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Gir National Park. Upon arrival check-in at the resort for overnight stay.

Enjoy both morning & evening game drives at Gir National Park - one of the highly popular protected areas, and the only home to regal Asiatic Lions. Gir National Park is known for boasting an impressive range of exotic flora and fauna. The flora of Gir national park majorly encompasses dry and deciduous forests. Gir is home to more than five hundred lions and three hundred leopards. The cat family has a major habitat in the park. The  which is Indian originated is also found here. Other than that, Jackal, Hyena, Indian fox and Sambar deer reside here. Other than the Asiatic lion, if any animal steals the limelight, then it is Chowsingha (four-horned antelope). This is the only place in the world where this kind of antelope resides. More species that can be found in the park are chinkara, wild boar, nilgai, chital, mongoose, honey badger, desert cats, rusty spotted cats, porcupine, and a hare. Apart from the mammals, the park has a large population of marsh crocodile or mugger that is among the 40 species of reptiles and amphibians recorded in the sanctuary. Gir National Park is also a paradise for bird watchers with a check-list of more than 250 birds. For this reason, the park remains filled with wildlife lovers all the year round. Overnight stay at the resort.

After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to Diu Airport to board a flight to Nagpur via Mumbai. Upon arrival at Nagpur Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for overnight stay.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kanha National Park - one of the most well-maintained national parks in Asia. This park was an inspiration behind the popular novel by Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book. Spread in 940 sq. km of land, this national park has Indian wild dogs, Royal Bengal Tiger, sloth bears, leopards, and barasingha in good numbers. Upon arrival at the national park, check-in at the resort. Rest of the day at leisure, indulge yourself in leisure activities such as taking a walk in the nearby area, enjoying the lush greenery around, interacting with the park's naturalist and so on. Overnight stay at the resort.

Enjoy both morning & evening game drives at Kanha Tiger Reserve. Kanha national park is one of the most tourist friendly national park providing shelter to some rarely seen wildlife species like world famous Hard-ground Barasingha (Swamp Deer). Kanha Tiger Reserve offers sighting of Tigers, Leopards, Indian gaur (Asiatic Bison), Wild dog (Dhole or Sonha Kutta), Hard Ground Barasingha, Mouse Deer, Wild boar, Blue bull, Spotted Deer, Four-horned Antelope etc. Rarely seen birds like Crested Serpent Eagle, Malabar pied hornbill, Red headed vultures, Green Munia etc. Also visit the Bamni Dadar or the Sunset Point, a major attraction inside the park. Overnight stay at the resort.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave to Bandhavgarh National Park. Upon arrival at Bandhavgarh, check-in at your resort. Rest of the day at leisure or indulge yourself in leisure activities such as taking a walk in the nearby area, enjoying the lush greenery around, interacting with the park's naturalist and so on. Overnight stay at the resort.

Enjoy early morning and afternoon jeep safari's inside the national park to enjoy bird watching along with tiger-tracking. Bandhavgarh national park is known for being home to as many as 150 avifauna species. You can spot a number of colourful birds such as Bay Backed Shrike, White Eyed Buzzard, Indian Moorhen, Olive Backed Pipit, Black Headed Oriole, Yellow Crowned Woodpecker, Barred Button Quail, White Browed Fantail Flycatcher, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Alexandrine Parakeet and more. Also visit the Bandhavgarh Fort, located inside the park. Bandhavgarh Fort is placed on a hill, this fort is around 811 meters above the sea level. It is believed that this fort is 2000-years old. The fort has a total of 39 caves. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.

After breakfast at the resort, our representative will transfer you to the Jabalpur airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full-day sightseeing of Delhi. The National Capital of India, Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Start your sightseeing from the Rajghat, the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later, visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Afterwards, drive past President House, and India Gate in Edwin Lutyen's Delhi. Thereafter, visit Humayun's Tomb, built in 1562, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Overnight stay at the hotel.

In the morning catch a flight from Delhi to Guwahati. Upon arrival at Guwahati Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Just have a quick refreshment in Guwahati and begin your journey towards Kaziranga National Park. Upon arrival check-in to the wildlife resort for overnight stay.

Enjoy both early morning and afternoon jeep safari's, one is the western range of the national park, and another in the Central zone. The western zone has the magnificently beautiful landscape with an abundance of wildlife species and lush greenery. The Jeep safari in the western or Bagori zone offers an amazing sighting of the Rhinos, Tigers, Elephant, Swap deer, Buffalos and many other wild animals. Whereas the wetlands, water bodies and highland with lush greenery makes the central zone of the Kaziranga National Park an ideal place for the avifauna and so the best for the birding. The Jeep safari offers you some spectacular sighting of the Rhinos grazing in the large grassland, other species sightings includes Tigers, Wild Buffalo, Elephant, a variety of deer, python, and variety of migratory birds among others. Overnight stay at the resort in Kaziranga National Park.

After breakfast at the resort, leave for Guwahati. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later head out to explore Guwahati. Start your sightseeing, with a visit to the most famous Kamakhya Devi Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati. Rest of the day at leisure. Later in the evening, enjoy a river cruise in the mighty Brahmaputra River to catch a glimpse of soothing sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the resort, our representative will transfer you to the Guwahati airport to board the flight for Kolkata. Upon arrival at Kolkata airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you at airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Godhkhali Ferry Ghat. On the way, visit beautiful countryside's, rural bazaar with stopovers at a local tea shop and fishermen's villages. Upon arrival at Godkhali, a naturalist will accompany you for a 3 days escorted tour of Sunderbans National Park. Later, board a ferry to reach Jharkhali Island - nestled in the lap of the wonderful Sunderban, it's an isolated tourist spot, and the mangrove forests of the Sunderban start where Jharkhali ends. Enjoy two hours stunning journey through river Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani, and Gumdi or you can stopover at Gosaba, one of the earliest human settlements of Sunderban to visit the house of Sir Daniel Hamilton (a Scottish banker who initiated the first co-operative movement of India from here). Upon arrival at Jharkhali (Sundarban National Park), check-in at your resort. Rest and relax at the resort, later proceed for 3 hours birding, and game cruise to Sudhanyakhali, and watchtower through canals and creeks. Overnight stay at the resort.

After breakfast at the resort, get ready to experience the most adventurous and unique forest boat safari in India. You can truly immerse yourself with stunning mangrove trees, sun-basking crocodiles, kingfishers whilst and formidable Bengal Tigers. We take you on a cruise down the rivers Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani, Bidya and Gumdi. We further take you to the furthest point - Netidhopani where you can see old-age excavation and swimming of tigers can be spotted from Netidhopani Watchtower. In the evening, return to your resort to experience the local Rural theater (Bonobibi Yatra) performed by the villagers. The theater tells interesting story about the forest God and Goddess, Tiger Lord, fishermen and honey collectors with lot of dances and songs. Overnight stay at the resort.

After breakfast at the resort, enjoy a guided village walk in which you can have a close interaction with the local villagers. Later, proceed for a boat cruise followed by a short travel to DoBanki watchtower to enjoy a small canopy walk. In the afternoon, leave for Godkhali. Upon arrival at Godkhali Ferry Ghat, our representative will transfer you back to the hotel in Kolkata for overnight stay.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kolkata, visit Victoria Marble Palace, Science City, Memorial Hall, Belur Math, Mother Teresa Home, China Town, the Vidyasagar Setu, and Howrah Bridge. In the evening, take a leisurely walk to local market of Kolkata. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Kolkata airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.

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What's Included?

Accommodation

  • 19 nights accommodation in 3 star deluxe hotels/resorts on twin or double sharing basis

Meals

  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • All meals at the resort in Gir National Park (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • All meals at the resort in Kanha National Park (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • All meals at the resort in Bandhavgarh National Park (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • All meals at the resort in Kaziranga National Park (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • All meals at the resort in Sundarban National Park (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Guide

  • English speaking local destination guides in Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata
  • Wildlife naturalist at Gir National Park
  • Wildlife naturalist at Kanha National Park
  • Wildlife naturalist at Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Wildlife naturalist at Kaziranga National Park
  • Wildlife naturalist at Sundarban National Park

Transport

  • All sightseeing and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Round-way ferry ride between Godhkhali Ferry Ghat and Jharkhali Island

Additional Services

  • Personal assistance during arrival and departure
  • 2 exclusive jeep safari's at Gir National Par
  • 2 exclusive jeep safari's at Kanha National Park
  • 2 exclusive jeep safari's at Bandhavgarh National Park
  • 2 exclusive jeep safari's at Kaziranga National Park
  • 2 boat safari's at Sundarban National Park
  • 1 rickshaw ride in old Delhi
  • 1 mineral water bottle per person per day
  • All applicable taxes

What's Excluded?

Flights

  • Any International or domestic flights are not included

Additional Services

  • Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Any monument entrance fee, camera fee
  • Any kind of tips, personal expenses, laundry, or telephone charges
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Accommodation

3 Star Accommodation

Name Address Type
Leafio Marigold Mumbai Hotel
We Love Gir (Lords) Gir National Park Resort
Mango Hotel Nagpur Hotel
Mogli Resort Kanha National Park Resort
TigerGarh Bandhavgarh National Park Resort
Rockland New Delhi Hotel
Cygnett Inn Repose Guwahati Hotel
Landmark Woods Kaziranga National Park Hotel
The Lindsay Kolkata Hotel
Royal Sundarban Wild Resort Sundarban National Park Resort

Note: Hotel upgrades are available as per your choice.

Good To Know

Payment Terms

A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.

Cancellation

No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.

VISA

It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document, kindly go through the same. If there are any other questions, that are not mentioned in FAQ, then please feel free to contact us, it would be our pleasure to assist you.


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Duration
20 Days
Destinations
Mumbai, Gir National Park Mumbai, Gir National Park, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, New Delhi, Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park, Kolkata, Sundarban National Park, Nagpur +8 more
Starts/Ends In
Mumbai / Kolkata
Age Range
1 - 80 Years Old
Duration: Days

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